Slide the City, a traveling water carnival that sets up events in which they unfurl a 1,000-foot-long, padded, dual-lane, side-bumpered mega-version of the old Slip'N Slide down the middle of a city street, is coming to Little Rock and Fayetteville soon. So says their website, anyway. No word yet on a date, but pages for both cities are currently open for pre-registration.
Last night, UCA released the details of its 15th anniversary season at the Reynolds Performance Hall, with a public appearances lineup that includes Broadway musicals, lecturers, musicians, family programs and comedians.
Start taking your Lance-Armstrong-approved beard-supplements now, kids! It's almost time for that annual test of hairy-cheeked caveman virility: the second-annual Arkansas Times/Root Cafe Beard Growing Competition!
It's October, that spookiest of months, and the braaaaains behind the Little Rock Film Festival and their creepy little sister The Little Rock Horror picture show have some cool events coming up to celebrate.
Damien Echols, the most outspoken and visible member of the West Memphis Three and the author of several books, will be returning to the state on Nov. 11-12 to give a free public reading and teach a creative writing mini-class for UCA students.
Astronaut and all-around American hero Dr. Buzz Aldrin — the second human being to step foot on the moon — is coming to the Clinton Presidential Center on Aug. 14 for a free talk about his new book, "Mission to Mars: My Vision for Space Exploration."
"March: Book One," the best-selling collaboration between North Little Rock native Nate Powell, Congressman John Lewis and co-writer Andrew Aydin, was one of 2013's best-received graphic novels, and today the follow-up, "March: Book Two," has been released by Top Shelf.